Mini cartridge valves combine fast response time and long service life

27th July 2016
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Mini cartridge valves combine fast response time and long service life


Automation group of Parker Hannifin, the Fluid Control Division, has extended its portfolio of cartridge valves with the introduction of a range of new miniature solenoid valves.

The global company in motion and control technologies has released the C7, C15 and C21 series.

These are available in either 2-way or 3-way configurations and deliver faster response times and longer service life compared to competing technologies in a wide range of applications in markets such as industrial equipment, food and beverage processing and transportation.

The 7, 15 and 21mm valves are 80% smaller by volume and weight versus standard threading solenoid valves helping to ease design into space constrained equipment designs. Constructed from high quality stainless steels and employing premium FKM fluorocarbon sealing technology allows use with a wide range of gases in challenging environments.

C7, 15 and 21 cartridge valves offer designers a high degree of flexibility with versions for orifice sizes ranging from 0.34mm. In addition, the devices are customisable for a wide range of parameters including voltage, flow, shape, material, cable length and connection allowing complete optimisation for specific design needs. Advanced flat spring technology and a frictionless design result in long service life of up to 109 cycles typical and a response time of just 0.5-7ms which supports increased application productivity in many applications. Lower operating costs are also supported due to the low power operation of the new valves of 0.5-2.5W.

Parker Hannifin’s miniature cartridge valves have a 24VDC operating voltage with other values available on request. They have an operating temperature range of 0-50°C and are compatible with dry or lubricated air, neutral gases and liquids.

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